Sara Binns

Contact details

People and Skills
sara.binns at
+44 (0)23 8059 7260



About Me:

After several years in recruitment I had my first HR role at Argyll and Bute Council followed by 4 years at Argyll Community Housing Association where I started my transition into Learning and Development. Shortly after completing the CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development Practice in 2015, I made the move down to Hythe and joined NOC for the opportunity of a pure L&D role and the chance to work for an organisation I really believe in.


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My Role:

As the Learning and Development Co-ordinator I provide support to the Learning and Organisational Development manager in running the L&D function on a day to day basis, and also deliver projects that support the organisation in delivering against key people objectives. I support colleagues with the L&D process, monitor the L&D budget, provide various data and reports that help inform business decisions, manage L&D systems including the Learning Management System (LMS), and prepare L&D communications e.g. the monthly Learning@NOC newsletter.


I can help with queries regarding the following areas: LMS, L&D process for example learning requests, L&D budget, L&D content on CONNECT including the Learning Hub, access to mandatory e-learning programmes, IT training room.


Fun Facts:

  • What is your favourite movie?
    • The Goonies – a classic feel good 80’s movie, like Stranger Things but without the scary bits.
  • Cats or dogs?
    • Definitely cats, they won’t be told what to do and we need them more than they need us!
  • What is your favourite holiday destination?
    • Tarifa, a beautiful Spanish town in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia.
  • Fish and Chips or Cream Tea?
    • Cream tea, but it depends on how you pronounce scone!

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